Asaf Lubin is a J.S.D candidate at Yale Law School. Asaf holds a joint LL.B./B.A. degree in law and international relations from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, as well as an LL.M. degree in law from Yale Law School. Asaf’s doctoral research focuses on the law and practice of espionage and brings to the forefront his expertise as both an international and national security legal scholar and as a former intelligence analyst (Sergeant Major (Res.)) for one of the IDF’s leading units for intelligence analysis and processing.
Asaf attended The Hague Academy of International Law, and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He has also worked for the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry and for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Office of the Legal Advisor. In this latter capacity Asaf was involved in counseling Israel’s embassies and consulates abroad, in particular Israel’s missions to the United Nations in New York, Geneva, and The Hague. Asaf’s work has surrounded an array of legal fields including: human rights and counter-terrorism, targeted killings and the laws of war, self-defense and the use of force under international law, the rules and procedure of international courts and organizations, and the role international law plays in the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.